At the edge of civilization and the confluence of nature, wildlife, and history, is what has been called the greatest destination on the planet: the White Continent of Antarctica. The Antarctic Peninsula stretches for more than 800 miles from north to south, with a landscape boasting glaciers as tall as skyscrapers and as wide as entire states; rookeries with millions of penguins; and some of the most impressive marine and avian life anywhere on the planet.
This winter, we have two opportunities—December 28, 2022 or January 27, 2023—to experience this region on an epic scale, on a 35-day adventure into the ice. Board the new National Geographic Endurance and witness her state-of-the-art polar power as we go further into the frozen landscape than ever before—touching ice that no human has encountered before, discovering pristine landscapes, walking among hundreds of thousands of king penguins, and visiting subantarctic islands that are so remote, we will be among the very select few to have ever seen them in person. Here are more reasons this voyage is not to be missed.